Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Describe a frightening or difficult experience from childhood. How did you respond to it?

My dad came home drunk, destroying things, yelling, vomiting, etc. I actually saw him put a butcher knife to my mother's neck. I was about 11 or 12 at the time. My mom told Aunt Helen to take us to a neighboring co-worker's of dad's and ask him to come to the house, leaving us at the neighbors. Joe came and calmed dad down and put him to bed.

Later, my dad talked to each of us children separately and apologized and said he would never do it again. He asked us to pray for him. (I told you, he had a goldly mom). He never got that drunk again, but he did drink.

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